Mary Ann D'Elio

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Neighborhoods have been recognized in theory and research as an important context for child development. This study used data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) and Census 2000 to assess the underlying factor structure and impact of neighborhood factors on child cognitive and behavioral outcomes, including the critical family(More)
PURPOSE Relationships between positive health behaviors and abusable substance use in preadolescent, urban, African-American schoolchildren were investigated. DESIGN Personal interviews and classroom surveys were used to assess health behavior and abusable substance use cross-sectionally. SETTING All respondents resided in the District of Columbia and(More)
Life stress during early adolescence has been linked to substance use. Few studies have investigated whether the amount of control the child has over stress moderates this relationship even though the role of personal control is of increasing theoretical importance. Relationships between controllable and uncontrollable life stress and substance use were(More)
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